Although there’s much that you can do to maintain the air conditioner in your Springfield, MO home, your cooling equipment still needs professional tune-up service. Changing your HVAC air filter and keeping your condenser’s perimeter clear aren’t sufficient maintenance on their own. Annual AC tune-up service keeps air conditioners running efficiently, extends their lifespans, and protects indoor air quality (IAQ) among other things.

Stay Compliant With Your AC Manufacturer’s Warranty

Among the most important reasons to schedule AC tune-up service at least once each year is the fact that your manufacturer’s warranty requires it. HVAC manufacturer warranties are mutually binding agreements. While manufacturers agree to cover problems caused by defective components and faulty assembly, consumers must do their part as well. Failing to schedule routine maintenance can lead to frustrating claims delays, claims denials, or the outright cancellation of all warranty protections.

Most air conditioners come with five to 10-year limited parts warranties and 10 to 15-year compressor warranties. Having your warranty voided due to non-compliance can result in a lot of unnecessary out-of-pocket spending over time.

Avoid Humidity Problems

Air conditioners keep indoor air light, cool, and dry. When their evaporator coils are dirty or when airflow obstructions exist in other areas, air conditioners have a hard time regulating indoor moisture. This can leave your living environment feeling muggy, heavy, and downright oppressive. It can also set the stage for mold and mildew development and pervasive, funky odors.

During an annual AC tune-up service, we clean cooling systems both inside and out. We eliminate all airflow obstructions and optimize performance in other ways. By scheduling AC tune-up service before summer arrives you can keep your indoor moisture levels in check and enjoy a consistently comfortable home.

Minimize AC Noise

Hot summer days lead to stifling, stuffy summer nights. Keeping your air conditioner running during the nighttime hours makes it easier to enjoy deep and restful sleep. Routine maintenance minimizes operational noise so that residents don’t have to deal with loud humming, whirring, rattling, or shrieking sounds. If you miss the whisper-quiet operation of your air conditioner’s early years, scheduling professional maintenance could be the solution.

Properly Calibrate Your Thermostat

During AC tune-up service, we test and calibrate thermostats. Professional thermostat calibration is far more accurate than do-it-yourself measures. It gives our team the chance to spot wiring problems and issues with thermostat locations. As the brains of your HVAC system, your thermostat tells your air conditioner when to turn off and on. Without a working thermostat, you can’t have a working air conditioner.

Catch and Correct Minor Problems Early On

With pre-season tune-ups, we can identify small problems before they’ve spiraled out of control. For instance, ACs often develop thick biofilm and algal blooms along their condensate drain lines during seasonal periods of dormancy. These blockages can lead to pooling water, elevated humidity, and stubborn mold issues. If your AC condensate drain line is blocked, your air conditioner will work harder than it should and use more energy. It will also have a difficult time producing and distributing cold air, and it may short cycle or overheat.

During tune-ups, our technicians can spot and address issues like:

  • Refrigerant leaks
  • Loose bearings
  • Bent fan blades
  • Worn electrical contacts
  • Insufficient lubricant

With early identification and intervention, you can minimize your total repair costs and avoid dangerous, mid-season cooling emergencies.

Limit Cumulative AC Wear

Tune-up services reduce operational stress to keep ongoing wear to a minimum. Many items on our AC tune-up checklist can reverse much of your cooling system’s existing wear. While residential air conditioners typically last between 15 and 20 years, air conditioners that receive regular tune-up service often last the longest.

Lower Your Home Energy Bill

According to the United States Department of Energy (DOE), HVAC use accounts for nearly half of the average home energy bill. By optimizing your air conditioner’s performance, tune-ups can reduce your summertime cooling costs. This way, you can enjoy a consistently cool and comfortable living environment without having to spend beyond your means.

We help residents of Springfield, MO optimize their home comfort with expert heating and cooling services. We provide furnace, air conditioner, and ductless mini-split installation, maintenance, and repair services. We also provide advanced indoor air quality (IAQ) improvements, water heaters, and AC preventative maintenance plans. To schedule your annual AC tune-up service, get in touch with Queen City Heating & Cooling today!

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